common opossum

Definitions of common opossum
  1. noun
    omnivorous opossum of the eastern United States; noted for feigning death when in danger; esteemed as food in some areas; considered same species as the crab-eating opossum of South America
    synonyms: Didelphis marsupialis, Didelphis virginiana
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    type of:
    opossum, possum
    nocturnal arboreal marsupial having a naked prehensile tail found from southern North America to northern South America
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